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Spring Valley City Council hears request over abandoned property


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Paul Mittelstadt is not happy. Mittelstadt lives at 303 Huron Avenue in Spring Valley and is concerned with what is happening at an abandoned house at 301 Huron. According to Mittelstadt, the property has sat there for over 30 years attracting rodents and other unpleasant critters. No one repairs the house and it just grows worse and worse as each day passing.

He has requested the help of the city council but so far, “according to him” nothing has gotten done to clean up the property and he wants to know why.

Mittelstadt and his wife appeared at the council meeting on Monday night and voiced his concerns again and wants some action. He says that he has tried many outlets and will continue the fight.

In other action at the meeting, the Audit for the city was reviewed by Tom Wente of Smith Schafer Associates, LTD. In a rather lengthy report Wente summarized that the General Fund unassigned fund balance equals 94 percent of annual general fund and that Capital improvement fund balance stands at one million dollars. This will be available for future capital needs including main street improvements and industrial park expansion. LGA (Local Government Aid) provided $797,702 while property taxes provided $918,611 in 2013 revenues. According to Wente all debt services funds are being adequately funded and all outstanding bonds are being paid on a timely basis. Finally, Revenues in the city’s five Utilities are generally keeping pace with rising operating expenses, servicing all debt requirements and developing needed reserves for future capital projects although the Water Fund has exhausted its cash reserves.

A few weeks ago Waste Management was called to task when the council said that there were many citizens complaining about how their garbage was handled. According to the complaint at the time was that Waste Management wasn’t returning calls and appeared to be taking the city for granted. According to Zimmer she made attempts to contact the company seeking a way to deal with the complaints. Zimmer said that those calls went unanswered. At Monday night’s meeting of the council, a representative of Waste Management told the Council that he was not taking the City for granted and that many of the complaints were centered around bad weather and the inability of reaching all the homes.

After the Waste Management presentation Mayor Struzyk said that he has received many calls saying, .....
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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regar ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved a ..... 
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council passes project resolution

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met last Wednesday evening and breezed through a short agenda. The council approved a resolution for Phil and Cindy Sheldon. They are the new owners of the former True Value Hardware Store at 121, 131, and 141 North ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $ ..... 
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